Washington, UNITED STATES
2004 Honoree Sir Elton John arrives for Kennedy Center Honors gala performance.
2004 Honoree singer Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish (R) arrive for the Kennedy Center Honors gala performance at the Kennedy Center, December 5, 2004 in Washington. This year the Kennedy Center is also honoring actor Warren Beatty, conductor John Williams, soprano Joan Sutherland and husband and wife acting team of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. Recipients are recognized for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts. REUTERS/Mike Theiler MT